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Seniors Are Vulnerable to Prolonged Lead Exposure

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You probably have heard about the lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

And it is not just in the drinking water in the Midwest.

According to the CDC, communities across the country actually have even higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint. And that is just what we know of, because many states do not even submit data to the federal government.

Over your lifetime, you could have been exposed to it from your own antique toys…or the toys and toy jewelry that your kids and grandkids play with (if they’re manufactured in other countries, especially China).

Also from your own car’s gasoline, lead paint, lead pipes, and even lead in its dust. And the older you are, the longer you have been exposed — and the more severe the risk.

When it comes to toxic metals, the question is not whether you have these metals in your body. The question is: How much?

Lower levels of lead can reduce your cognitive function, impair your hearing, and even change your behavior — all of which could be mistaken for signs of “getting older” instead of a serious health problem. If left unchecked, high levels in the blood can cause coma, convulsions, and even death.

The best test for the presence of heavy metals is a chelation test. If you do have heavy metal toxicity, chelation therapy — an intravenous process that binds to the metals in your body and flushes them out — will help greatly.

And if all these headlines about Flint have got you worried about your own drinking water, install a filter that is certified to remove lead. A good reverse-osmosis filter installed where the water enters your home (called “point of entry”) or at the tap (“point of use”) will clear out not only dangerous levels of lead, but also lots of other toxins and chemicals, like chlorine.

Once again, the government did not protect you from a major health hazard.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

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February 19, 2016 at 3:03 am

Snow Storm Health Protection — $40

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The biggest risk facing seniors during and right after a snow storm is a heart attack and hypothermia from shoveling snow.

Harvard Medical School says 1,200 people die every year from heart problems while shoveling snow.

Shoveling snow after a storm is pretty much the perfect storm for bad things to happen to your heart: Most folks do it in the morning, when heart attack is already more likely due to stickier platelets and higher levels of stress hormones.

But if you have $20, all you have to do in most neighborhoods is stick your head out after the storm and ask the first kid who passes by if he wants a quick 20 bones for shoveling you out.

The other $20 is in case you need to hire someone to take care of other outdoor stuff, like rescuing your trashcans from a snowdrift or clearing your car off.

Who want to find themselves dead on the sidewalk in a pile of snow.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

February 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

No Increase in Social Security Benefits for 2016

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Prices keep going up.

And up.

You cost of living is higher each year.

Many seniors’ only source of income is social security.

Then, the federal government does not increase social security benefits.

Even when social security benefits are raised, the increase does not keep up with the cost of living.

Final result:  homeless seniors eating dog food.

Up to you.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

January 5, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Increase in Chronic Health Conditions for Seniors

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Everyday, seniors’ health will decline.

They will increasing suffer from on-going ailments/illnesses.

Significant increases in seniors with these chronic conditions are forecast by 2030:

  • – Hypertension – 79 percent vs. 67 percent in 2010.
  • – Heart disease – 43 percent vs. 36 percent.
  • – Diabetes – 39 percent vs. 24 percent.
  • – Cancer – 26 percent vs. 21 percent.
  • – Stroke – 19 percent vs. 14 percent.
  • – Three or more chronic conditions – 40 percent vs. 26 percent.

Seniors’ quality of life will continue to decline.

 

 

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December 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

Medicare Premiums to Increase

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There will also be a big increase in the Medicare Part B deductible.

Another in the long line of increases to seniors health care costs.

As the nation’s health care costs continue their out of control spiral, seniors bear an increasing share of the burden.

What does the future hold?

Dead and/or bankrupt seniors.

Politicians are slowly reducing governments’ protection of seniors.

It dose not have to be this way.

To stop it, seniors have to take action; and not just voting for the same corrupt and/or corrupt politicians.

Neither political party cares about seniors.

Seniors direct involvement is necessary to protect themselves.

 

 

 

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September 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm

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Metabolic Syndrome

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Nearly HALF of everyone over the age of 60 has metabolic syndrome.

If you’re not familiar with metabolic syndrome, it’s time to get acquainted –because clearly, it’s going around.

Metabolic syndrome is when nearly all your other mainstream markers of health fall apart at once: You blood sugar, triglycerides and BP all jump, while your healthy HDL cholesterol plummets.

Even if you don’t end up with diabetes, living with metabolic syndrome means teetering on the brink of the disease and facing all the same risks that come along for the ride, including heart disease, dementia and an early death.

One new study finds metabolic syndrome — even without diabetes — will increase your risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 60 percent.

It’s a risk you just don’t have to face — it’s a risk NO ONE should face — because metabolic syndrome is 100 percent reversible. Even if you have all the conditions that mark the disease and have had them for years, it’s not too late to turn it around.

But remember, this is — as they say on TV — a limited time offer. If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, time is running out.

Get started reversing it today, or your next stop is diabetes and heart disease.

With an offer you can’t refuse.

 

 

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June 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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Natixis Global Retirement Index

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Natixis, a Paris-based investment company, recently released its Global Retirement Index.

The United States is tied for 19th with Slovenia and Qatar.

There is another fact to be aware of:

—  The United States has turned its retirees into government ATM cash machines.

As they say, “Something is very wrong with this picture”.

But it gets worse:

—  the United States rating is on the decline

—  the speed of the decline is going to increase

The federal government is going to drain seniors dry.

And seniors are going to just let them.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

February 19, 2015 at 4:33 am

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